NOTD: Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint Sugar Apple

If there is one nail polish line of which I know I will some day own every single shade available it is the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paints. I own quite a few of them already (10 to be exact) and there is a reason why I love this formula so much: they go on opaque in two coats, have a great super shiny finish and they are the only brand, apart from OPI, that lasts on my nails for longer than a day or two.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint Sugar Apple

Since I have changed up my mojo for my Thursday posts, I have also decided to share more NOTDs. I have a lot of nail polish and I do have swatches of each shade, but not on my nails. I thought it might be an added value to my blog if I end up wearing every polish I currently own on my nails and then show it to you. And to start of that series, I thought that bringing in one of my favorite polishes in my stash would be a good beginning.

Sugar Apple is one of my favorite Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints for several reasons. One: it was one of the first polishes I bought from the line. Two: the color is stunning. Three: out of all the Hi-Shine polishes I have this seems to outperform every single one of them. I can wear this polish for a week without any chips or any major wear on my special needs nails.

The shade is one of the best minty greens that is out there. It is a soft and sweet shade, but with that hint of brightness that makes this polish stand out without it becoming too much. It’s not like one of those neon polishes that I also love so much. Of course this shade isn’t the most applicable choice for a fall nail, but I swear I wear this polish year round. Because it has just the right amount of blue, I think it also fits perfectly with a more wintery and cold feel.

The texture of this polish is like I said amazing. The entire line consists of polishes that go on in two coats, with some going on nearly opaque in just one. Sugar Apple falls into that latter category. The texture is a bit thick and the brush is just perfect for my teeny tiny nails. There is a bit of a pale patch on my index finger, but that’s because I applied my second coat too quickly. Because that is one tip I can give you when applying these: it helps to let them dry a little bit longer than most polishes before applying a second coat. The texture simply takes a little longer to dry.

With a top coat and a bit of nail wrapping this polish is one of the best I own when it comes to lasting power. One thing that does happen with this that once it wear, it strips off in one go completely. Especially if I leave this on for longer than 3 – 4 days, I can simply peel this off without the help of a remover.

Personally I love the shiny finish of this Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint. It is glossy but not too much and it makes my nails look fun and bright, yet not too much so whenever I wear this. Yes, this is one nail polish I can highly recommend.

What is your experience with the Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints?

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